Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 117.djvu/683
117 STAT. 664
PUBLIC LAW 108–21—APR. 30, 2003
(c) FEDERAL SHARE.—The Federal share of the cost of any activities funded by a grant under the program under subsection (a) may not exceed 50 percent. (d) DISTRIBUTION OF GRANT AMOUNTS ON GEOGRAPHIC BASIS.— The Attorney General shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure the distribution of grants under the program under subsection (a) on an equitable basis throughout the various regions of the United States. (e) ADMINISTRATION.—The Attorney General shall prescribe requirements, including application requirements, for grants under the program under subsection (a). (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—(1) There is authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Justice $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 to carry out this section and, in addition, $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 to carry out subsection (b)(3). (2) Amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended. 42 USC 5791d.
SEC. 305. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, including any of its officers, employees, or agents, shall not be liable for damages in any civil action for defamation, libel, slander, or harm to reputation arising out of any action or communication by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, its officers, employees, or agents, in connection with any clearinghouse, hotline or complaint intake or forwarding program or in connection with activity that is wholly or partially funded by the United States and undertaken in cooperation with, or at the direction of a Federal law enforcement agency. (b) The limitation in subsection (a) does not apply in any action in which the plaintiff proves that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, its officers, employees, or agents acted with actual malice, or provided information or took action for a purpose unrelated to an activity mandated by Federal law. For purposes of this subsection, the prevention, or detection of crime, and the safety, recovery, or protection of missing or exploited children shall be deemed, per se, to be an activity mandated by Federal law.
Subtitle B—National Center for Missing and Exploited Children SEC. 321. INCREASED SUPPORT.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 408(a) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5777(a)) is amended by striking ‘‘fiscal years 2000 through 2003’’ and inserting ‘‘fiscal years 2004 through 2005.’’. (b) ANNUAL GRANT TO NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN.—Section 404(b)(2) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5773(b)(2)) is amended by striking ‘‘$10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003’’ and inserting ‘‘$20,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2004 through 2005’’.
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